You made it

You belong to a unique class of students who faced, and overcame, a once-in-a-lifetime challenge

Congratulations, You Made It

We’re officially on the countdown to celebrate you!

You faced challenges, you faced bad news, but you preserved! You made it.

Don’t miss out on the opportunity to share, reminisce and celebrate your achievements with your peers and loved ones.

We truly hope you are able to join us.

2020 Guest Speaker -  Joel Thickins

2020 Guest Speaker - Joel Thickins

Joel Thickins is Head of Australia and New Zealand at TPG, where he is also Co-Managing Partner, Asia, and Chairman of the Capital Asia Investment Committee. Joel is also Chairman of Greencross Limited, a pet wellness and veterinarian platform, and F&B business Made Group.

He sits on the board of clinical research organisation Novotech Health Holdings. He has previously served on the boards of Funlab, Ingham’s and Accolade Wines.

Joel has an MBA, Corporate Finance, from Melbourne Business School, 2004, and a bachelor’s degree in Managerial Communications from Point Loma Nazarene University, California, in 2000.

2021 Guest Speaker - Carol Schwartz AO

2021 Guest Speaker - Carol Schwartz AO

Carol Schwartz AO is a business and community leader with a diverse career across property, the arts, finance, entrepreneurship, government and health.

Carol chairs the board of several organisations including Equity Trustees, Our Community, Trawalla Group and the Women’s Leadership Institute Australia. She is also Member of the Reserve Bank Board.

Carol has been recognised for her leadership via a range of honours including her 2019 appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia, 2020 Leading Philanthropist Award by Philanthropy Australia, an induction into the Australia Property Hall of Fame, and a Centenary Medal.

2022 Guest Speaker - Carolyn Hewson AO

2022 Guest Speaker - Carolyn Hewson AO

Carolyn Hewson is a Director of the Reserve Bank of Australia, CSL Limited and Infrastructure SA.

She has always been an active supporter of not-for-profit organisations and continues as Patron of Impact100 SA and a Council member of Opportunity International.

Previously, Carolyn’s past roles include being a Director of BHP, Stockland Group and Westpac Banking Corporation. She was also Chair and Trustee of Westpac Foundation and a Member of the Federal Government Growth Centres Advisory Board.

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If you have any questions, concerns or special requirements, please let our events team know and they will do their best to assist you.


- If you test positive to COVID-19 and can no longer attend, please contact us as soon as possible to request a full refund.

- If you can't attend in person, please let us know as early as possible because it will have an impact on our event, include regalia hire, catering and stage proceedings.

- Please note Melbourne Business School, acts in line with the Government health advice. Masks will be available should you wish to wear one on the day.

- If this event is affected beyond our control, for reasons relating to COVID-19, guests will be informed as soon as possible.